Jim Rhinehart is a composer, arranger, pianist, and educator who teaches at Ball State University. He has degrees from Ball State, Florida State, and Central Michigan Universities. In addition to the college level, he has taught at the middle- and high-school level. Before coming to Muncie to pursue his doctorate, Jim and his family lived in Orlando, Florida, where Jim often performed at Walt Disney World. He currently teaches music theory in the School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance, and also accompanies music theatre students.